[linux-elitists] rambleling about windows source code

Mike MacCana mikem@cyber.com.au
Tue Feb 17 16:23:05 PST 2004


On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Greg Folkert wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 18:56, Martin Pool wrote:
> > On 17 Feb 2004, Jim Thompson <jim@netgate.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I'm having trouble coming to grips with 30GB of source code for
> > > something that fits on a CDROM when compiled.
> >
> > The Linux 2.6 kernel source is ~30MB compressed, and it compiles down
> > to ~1MB.
>
> Ahem... The Linux Source Code is ~241.5 MB uncompressed ( ~30MB
> compressed) and it compiles to ~38.5 MB with everything compiled and
> ~10MB compressed.
>
> You are forgetting Windows includes many drivers and so on, so we have
> to include similar things in Linux.

You're forgetting the Windows includes an oeprating system,
wheras the Linux kernel doesn't :^P

Mike




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